Super Junior’s Leeteuk to Leave “Star King” and “Strong Heart”

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Super Junior’s Leeteuk is preparing for his impending mandatory military enlistment. As expected, he will be leaving popular SBS variety shows “Star King” and “Strong Heart.” The singer has already left MBC’sWe Got Married,” which he starred as Kang Sora’s virtual husband. 

A source within SBS stated, “Leeteuk will be withdrawing from his following shows sometime this October.”  The exact date of his departure will depend on the date of his enlistment, which has yet to be announced. According to the production team of “Star King,” they have already filmed enough footage to air until early October. Following Kang Ho Dong’s departure from the show, Leeteuk, along with Boom and Park Mi Sun, took over as hosts for “Star King.” Additionally, Leeteuk has been part of the fixed panel on “Strong Heart” since the show’s inception in 2009.

During a press conference earlier this year, Leeteuk revealed that he will be joining the military sometime before the end of this year.